Friday, September 17, 2010

Tutu Dress Birthday Card

I made this card for my niece’s 10th birthday. She goes to a ballet school, and I thought it would be nice to make something with that theme. I didn’t find anything interesting online, so I used my own imagination and that’s what I came up with:

Yes, a tutu dress! The design is a replica of Onesie Invitations (see below) that Jennifer, my demonstrator, and I previously made for my baby shower.

I just changed it a little bit, added a pleated skirt made from bright pink tissue paper and decorated it with a flower made from little hearts (use Heart to Heart punch for that) with a Trio flower in the center.

Difficulty: Hard

Card dimensions: 4 x 5.5".

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Sincere Salutations

Ink (Stampin Up!): Real Red

Paper (Stampin’ Up!): Pretty in Pink textured cardstock, Melon Mambo paper, Old Olive paper, Pumkin Pie paper.

Embellishments (Stampin’ Up!): Pretty in Pink 3/8’’ Taffeta ribbon

Tools (Stampin Up!): 1-3/4’’ Circle Extra-Large punch, 1-3/4’’ Circle Extra-Large Scallop punch, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large punch, Heart to Heart Extra-Large punch, Trio Flower punch (retired), glue dots.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thank You Card

The decision to open my blog with a thank you card wasn’t a random choice.  Like authors do in their books, I would like to start my blog with acknowledgements.

First of all, I want to thank my wonderful demonstrator, mentor and friend, Jennifer Emmert, for introducing me to Stampin’ Up! two years ago, and for all her willing, cheerful assistance and encouragement.

A big thank you also to all my customers, class gals, and fellow bloggers, for sharing and supporting my interest in card making.

And above all, my heartfelt thanks goes to my husband, Tom, for all his understanding, generosity and support.

Thank you, guys!

As for my card, I wanted something more than just a note of thanks, so I came up with this design, simple yet elegant. The card was made with premium paper from Stampin’ Up! and decorated with a flower made from Pumkin Pie grosgrain ribbon (Stampin Up!) with a button in the center; the punched-out sentiment also gives the card a 3-D look due to dimensionals.

Difficulty: Easy

Card dimensions: 4 x 5".

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Sincere Salutations

Ink (Stampin Up!): Chocolate Chip

Paper (Stampin’ Up!): Old Olive textured cardstock, Certainly Celery paper, Real Red paper, Pink Flamingo paper in Real Red (retired).

Embellishments (Stampin’ Up!): Cajun Craze button (Regals), Pumkin Pie 5/8'' grosgrain ribbon, Real Red 1/4'' grosgrain ribbon.

Tools (Stampin Up!): Eyelet Border punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Scallop Oval Extra-Large punch, dimensionals, glue dots.

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